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Body identified as missing Illinois student’s

The body of a missing Illinois State University senior was found Wednesday in a chicken house that had been set ablaze four days after the woman disappeared, officials said.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A body found in a burned-out chicken coop in Mississippi has been identified as that of an Illinois college student who disappeared two weeks ago, The Associated Press learned Wednesday.

Dental records were used to identify the remains of 21-year-old Illinois State University senior Olamide Adeyooye, a police source speaking on condition of anonymity said.

The cause of the death was not immediately disclosed.

A native of Nigeria who moved to suburban Chicago when she was 8, Adeyooye was last seen Oct. 13 at a video store near her off-campus apartment in Normal, Ill.

The body was found Friday in Mississippi as workers cleaned up the chicken coop where firefighters had put out a blaze four days earlier. The coop is in Newton County, not far from Interstate 55, a highway that passes through Normal.

Nearly 40 investigators, including FBI agents, took part in the search. Her family and friends posted fliers and sent out messages through Web sites and blogs.